Pollyanna cover

Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)

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1. 01 - MISS POLLY
2. 02 - OLD TOM AND NANCY
3. 03 - THE COMING OF POLLYANNA
4. 04 - THE LITTLE ATTIC ROOM
5. 05 - THE GAME
6. 06 - A QUESTION OF DUTY
7. 07 - POLLYANNA AND PUNISHMENTS
8. 08 - POLLYANNA PAYS A VISIT
9. 09 - WHICH TELLS OF THE MAN
10. 10 - A SURPRISE FOR MRS. SNOW
11. 11 - INTRODUCING JIMMY
12. 12 - BEFORE THE LADIES' AID
13. 13 - IN PENDLETON WOODS
14. 14 - JUST A MATTER OF JELLY
15. 15 - DR. CHILTON
16. 16 - A RED ROSE AND A LACE SHAWL
17. 17 - JUST LIKE A BOOK
18. 18 - PRISMS
19. 19 - WHICH IS SOMEWHAT SURPRISING
20. 20 - WHICH IS MORE SURPRISING
21. 21 - A QUESTION ANSWERED
22. 22 - SERMONS AND WOODBOXES
23. 23 -AN ACCIDENT
24. 24 - JOHN PENDLETON
25. 25 - A WAITING GAME
26. 26 - A DOOR AJAR
27. 27 - TWO VISITS
28. 28 - THE GAME AND ITS PLAYERS
29. 29 - THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW
30. 30 - JIMMY TAKES THE HELM
31. 31 - A NEW UNCLE
32. 32 - WHICH IS A LETTER FROM POLLYANNA

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Summary

This is a timeless classic expressing the universal message that every aspect of life should be looked at in a positive way. It follows the actions of its protagonist, eleven-year old Pollyanna who goes to live with her stern Aunty Polly, where she faces many challenges with a smile on her face. The best-selling novel begins with the introduction of Pollyanna who goes to live in Vermont with her strict Aunt Polly after the death of her parents which have left her an orphan. The young heroine refuses to give in to her seemingly gloomy situation and instead chooses to look at the bright side of things. Pollyanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings is determined by her optimistic philosophical approach to life, which she refers to as “The Glad Game”. A game taught to her by her father, it has one simple rule- to find the silver lining in every cloud, and find a reason to be glad in every situation whilst withstanding any obstacle life viciously throws. Soon after her arrival, the little girl encourages others to join her in her game and change their previous gloomy attitude. Among the new players is the bad tempered, old Mrs. Snow, and the withdrawn John Pendleton. The townspeople are quick to welcome the unrelenting cheerful girl into their lives, even as she must confront and overcome her own challenges. Although Pollyanna is considered a children’s novel, it is in fact intended to be enjoyed by all ages. As it explores themes of rejection, deprivation and illness, the novel relates to a wide audience. Porter offers an enlightening journey into the world of a child’s innocence, whose positive energy has the mystical power to alleviate even the bleakest social and personal circumstances. With a good storyline and a positive message, Pollyanna is an inspiration to many never to give up on life.

Reviews

Maize :)

- Perfect

I saw the movie Pollyanna a few years ago and could only remember the name. After finishing most books, I wish they could go on forever, but this takes it to a whole other level. I would recommend this to adults and children alike

Bongsup

- Excellent

What a good story which give us energy to live in a poor situation.

Anna

I dont understand

NomNom

- 5 Star

At first I didn’t think it was that good but when I read it again I was Happy I did because it is a emotional heart touching story makes me happy and sad I hope you will read it it’s a great book. Great reader too!

Great reader, great book!

Sa

- Superb!!!

Such an amazing lovely emotional story, enjoyed listening to it . From the beginning to the end never felt bored, heart touching, expressive story. Thank you for presenting a delightful sweet simple story.

Morgan

- Awesome

Awesome book, Awesome reader :)

Erika

What a great book and such a lovely person who recorded it. Thank you!

Beboper55

- Great book and reader

Great book and good reader. Very enjoyable!

Katie

- Stellar book & reader!

The reader is amazing!! Does special voices & makes this great book stellar!

Laura

Amazing my daughters loved it

Shannon

Love it definitely recommend

Katie

- Stellar book & reader!

The reader is amazing!! Does special voices & makes this great book stellar!

dg

What a cute book--a feel-good book. The reader does know how to read, at least.

Polly

- Amazing

Glad I chose this book :) its very amazing, recommend for every1 to read this ;)

carib

- inspiring

so happy i chose this book

Minko

- Good

Lovely book 'n' reading I really enjoy the book! Good luck

Timothy

- Excellent!

Phil Chenevert is the perfect narrator for this book. Our whole family was able to enjoy this delightful story as we listened to Mr. Chenevert carry our imaginations seamlessly through each chapter.

- It's Great!

I love the story! Sad parts and Happy parts, and the author explained everything!

opi

Lovely book, like the reading style too.

D. Renee

- Wonderful

I started out not so fond of the reader and by the end of the book was saying to myself that this reader did an amazing job. Goes to prove that you should never stop listening if you don't like the reader for the first chapter. He did an amazing job. The plot of the book was just what I needed today too. I almost forgot that it was an old book. It seemed so relevant.

Efe Arslan

- What a happy book!

What a happy and comforting book especially in these days!

- good job

It is just wonderful. felt like im living with her. hats off to the reader!!

Mary

- BRAVO

It's a wonderful story so good to listen.. goin' to read it now! :)

Mary

- Blissful Days

Oh, this is way beyond good, as if you're always redeemed by great things that are happening in daily lives! Makes you aspire to become like her, a sweet and a very joyful girl. The book was great and the reader Mr. Phil does a wonderful job, he’s an amazing reader. I got fond the way he delivers his word! Totally awesome!

IMalone

- Pollyanna

Good book, reader had good flow and rhythm.

Dee Dee

- JUST WONDERFUL

What a great story! So GLAD I listened!! :)

Dee Dee

- JUST WONDERFUL

What a great story! So GLAD I listened!! :)

Julie

- Review

What a lovely and happy book. The reader did a wonderful job. I'm so GLAD I listened to it. Thank you for a happy book.

Safiya Ahmed

It is a history book and after I read I did not understand this book.

Annette

- Moving story

5 stars from me! I could never imagine how much I would enjoy this book. The reader was excellent and the plot of the book makes you appreciate the value of joy and gladness,as you might have never done before. The story is altogether moving and captivating.It's honestly a must read for all of you out there who don't see things from their bright side. Pollyanna's game will make you realize that there are always things to be glad about,even when you think that everything is awful around you. Now I'm up to reading the sequel of the book "Pollyanna grows up", hope it's as good as the first one.

Annette

- Moving story

Brilliant story! Fantastic reader! This was really enjoying.Truly, it was one of the best recordings and the plot so wonderfully moving. This book teaches the reader lots of things. Things he has to search within his soul. The whole philosophy of Pollyanna is remarkable.I strongly reccomend it to all. Espessially those of you who are pessimistic about life.Pollyanna's glad game will surely bring a possitive influence in the way you consider the unplesant things around you and( who knows?) might even make you change the way you think of them.